"They say I could be drafted in the first round, maybe even higher."  Craig "Ironhead" Heyward.

2021 NFL MOCK DRAFT

 

The Matriculator's Top 50 Players in the 2019 Draft

The Matriculator's Top 50 Players in the 2018 Draft

The Matriculator's top 50 Players in the 2017 Draft

THE MATRICULATOR'S TOP 40 PLAYERS IN THE 2016 DRAFT

THE MATRICULATOR'S TOP 40 PLAYERS IN THE 2015 DRAFT

 THE MATRICULATOR'S TOP 40 PLAYERS IN THE 2014 DRAFT

THE MATRICULATOR'S TOP 32 PLAYERS IN THE 2013 DRAFT

THE MATRICULATOR'S TOP 32 PLAYERS IN THE 2012 DRAFT

THE MATRICULATOR'S TOP 15 PLAYERS IN THE 2011 DRAFT

 

This Mock Draft is not intended to rank the players based on ability, but will take into account the yearly ineptitude of Daniel Snyder and The Bills Braintrust (yes, that’s an oxymoron) as well as the annual Oakland Raiders dart toss. We also give you the last five picks at the spot, starting with 2010, along with their draft grade. Click Here for Draft Grading Systempostions_05.png

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  QB   Trevor Lawrence, Clemson   Jacksonville Jaguars thumb_up_04.png
Lawrence has a high end NFL arm and has proven that he can make throws only a few NFL tossers can make. We think he has regressed ever so slightly the past two years as he looks to run too often and sometimes doesn't work through his progressions.  He's a big target, so hopefully the Jags can convince him to stay in the pocket.  He's one of the top 10 prospects we've seen in our eleven years.
2   QB   Zach Wilson, BYU   New York Jets thumb_up_04.png

A month ago it seemed the Jets would have Deshaun Watson and the Texans would be drafting here.  Ahh, the best laid plans went down in a smoking heap of 19 lawsuit flames.  The Jets have to take a tosser here, which means they might stick with Sam Darnold.   That's what the Jets do.  But we give them the benefit of the doubt and they take Wilson, whom they will promptly drive into oblivion as they have done with every othe rplayer they've drafted in the passing game for a the last few decades.

3   QB   Mac Jones, Alabam   San Francisco 49ers (from Dolphins) thumb_up_04.png

The 49ers can't be this dumb, can they?  The rumor is that Mac Jones is their guy.  If he is, this will torpedo the franchsie for the next 5 years.  If they take Justin Fields or Zach Wilson, they should be okay.  They are appraaching the crossroad.

4   QB   Justin Fields, Ohio State   Atlanta Falcons thumb_up_04.png
The Falcons are granted a gift from the heavens with the 49ers taking Mac Jones.  The Falcons can't screw this one up. 
5   WR   Ja'marr Chase, LSU   Cincinnati Bengals thumb_up_04.png
Someone wants to trade up, but the Bengals never trade.  Instead, they take Joe Burrow's former LSU running mate in Ja'marr Chase.  The Browns have the core of a studly, young passing group for the next 4 years.
6   TE   Kyle Pitts, Florida   Miami Dolphins thumb_up_04.png

Call Pitts a tight end or wide receiver, he's simply an unstoppable force.

7   OT   Penei Sewell, Oregon   Detroit Lions thumb_up_04.png

Sewell still being available at this pick is a gift from Crom.
8   LB   Micah Parsons, Penn State   Carolina Panthers thumb_up_04.png

The Panthers are officially irrelevant after trading actual draft picks for Sam Darnold, who wasn't special in college and has been terrible in the pros.  He will never reach the level of Teddy Bridgewater, who is middlin'. 

9   QB   Trey Lance, N. Dakota State   Denver Broncos thumb_up_04.png
People just never learn.  Athletic ability and/or a great arm don't equal success at the next level.  The Broncos have a history of missing on quarterbacks so here goes 2021's version.
10   OL   Rashawn Slater, Northwestern   Dallas Cowboys thumb_up_04.png

Do the Cowboys rebuild their offensive line or try to plug a leaky defense?  There are a number of potential picks here including CB Patrick Surtain, DL Christian Barmore, or OT Christian Darrisaw.  

11   WR   Devonta Smith, Alabama   New York Giants thumb_up_04.png
The Giants don't have a legitimate weapon in the passing game.  The Heisman Trophy winner would remedy that situation.
12   CB   Caleb Farley, Virginia Tech   Philadelphia Eagles (from Dolphins) thumb_up_04.png

The Eagles will have several cornerbacks to choose from.  Farley has the most upside of all of the corners in this class.

13   DT   Christian Barmore, Alabama   Los Angeles Chargers thumb_up_04.png
The Chargers offense is set for years to come, but they have to start plugging holes on defense.
14   CB   Patrick Surtain, Alabama   Minnesota Vikings thumb_up_04.png

The Vikings need to find a shut down corner, and Surtain could be the guy.

15   WR   Jaylen Waddle, Alabama   New England Patriots thumb_up_04.png

Belicheck will try to prove he can win with any tosser and fail again.

16   OT   Christian Darrisaw, Virginia Tech   Arizona Cardinals  

The Cardinals have the weapons on offense but need someone to block for them.

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2ND ROUND

3RD ROUND

2011/2012 Matriculator Six

2013 Matriculator Six

2014 Matriculator Six

2015 Matriculator Six

2016 Matriculator Six

2017 Matriculator Six